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Soundie - The Hut Sut Song

Run time 0:02:44
Audio/Visual sound, B&W


Reviewer: TheHolyGoat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2010
Subject: A treat
This video is a treat for a Fibber and Molly fan
Reviewer: Bozmang - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2006
Subject: Help! I can't stop watching this one!
I love listening to the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show, so it is a treat to see the faces behind the voices of the King's Men. This is a silly and fun video that reminds me of music videos of the 80s.

Here are the words to the song:

The Hut-Sut Song
Horace Heidt
Words and music by Leo V. Killion, Ted McMichael & Jack Owens

Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it,
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit.
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it,
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit.

Now the Rawlson is a Swedish town, the rillerah is a stream.
The brawla is the boy and girl,
The Hut-Sut is their dream.

In a town in Sweden by a stream so clear and cool
There sat a boy just a fishin' and a dreamin' when he should have been in school.
Now, he couldn't read or write a single Swedish word but happiness he found
In a little Swedish song he heard here's the way he made it sound;

Now the girl played hooky from school that day, came down to the stream.
She sat down beside the little Swedish boy and they began to dream

(double time:)
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah and a brawla, brawla sooit.
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah and a brawla sooit.

The brawla is the boy and girl, The Hut-Sut is their dream.
The sooit is the Teacher who caught them by the stream.

Now the boy and girl are back in school
Shattered is their dream
The teacher planted poison oak
All along the stream

It's a crazy kind of a song to belong to a boy and girl in love with a beautiful dream
But they love to sing, swing all the live long day.
Shood to soon shahoon la shoon da shoo shooga shoogan on the Rillerah
Reviewer: Robot Mike - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2006
A warning to all who download this film: This song will be stuck in your head until the day you die.

Turn back! Turn back, I say!
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 17, 2005
Subject: Argh!
I don't blame the husband of the owner of the boarding house just going slightly crazy at the 4 lads singing this song endlessly all day.. It IS a somewhat catchy song.. Wonder if anyone can find lyrics to this one? Soundie is fun as well.
Reviewer: Paul T Horgan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2004
Subject: Prototype music video?
Of the soundies I have accessed on this site this one seems unique in that there is a definite plot. The other soundies are simply recordings of a performance. In this case the King's Men, a singing quartet of some note, drive their fellow lodgers to distraction by sing a catchy nonsense song and get themselves committed as a result.

The founder of the group, Ken Darby, went on to be a major musical figure in Hollywood, winning (I believe) 3 Oscars.

This is a must for any ephemera aficiondos
Reviewer: AliceTeeple - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2004
Subject: bring back the star wipe!!!
Very cute soundie with a lunatic theme. I wonder who is providing the backup music in the boarding house? Fantastic use of exotic wipes, including a spade and a star. Interesting note: on the front page of the newspaper, under the SONG BECOMES NATIONAL DISEASE headline, it also says "Stalin linked to US Reds at (Dies) Hearing." Hmmm. Hmmm. Kudos to the fine acting talents of Earmuff Grouch and Ma Mills! Special guest star: Gerardo, in the bath.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 5, 2004
Four guys in a rooming house sing ÃÂÃÂThe Hut-Sut SongÃÂÃÂ so repeatedly and annoyingly that the other boarders sensibly have them carted away to the loony bin. But since when has music been sensible? Is that the head psychiatrists and the orderlies I see singing ÃÂÃÂThe Hut-Sut SongÃÂÃÂ? This soundie is essential.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness:*****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Reviewer: GersonK - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2003
Subject: The Hut Sut Song
The tune is "The Hut Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade)" by Leo V.Killion, Ted McMichael and Jack Owens. Not sure who fist recorded it, though it's shown up in From Here to Eternity, A Christmas Story, and the Merrie Melody of Horton Hatches the Egg.

The song is at once catchy and very annoying. Oddly enough, the film focuses on the song's nuisance factor, as four boarding house residents get themselves committed for constantly singing it.

And like all good 1940's padded cell residents, they end up doing headstands, banging their heads on the wall, cutting paper dolls, and of course, imitating Napoleon.
Reviewer: Melkor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2003
Subject: Contagious music
Short tale of some a singing disease
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